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The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Thursday rose to 394,827 as 1,696 more cases were reported, after testing 14,958 samples in the last 24 hours.

During that time 24 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 5,747, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours was 11.34 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Thursday stands at 17.77 per cent.

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A total of 1,687 people were reportedly recovered from the highly infectious disease in that time, taking the number of total recovery to 310,532.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 78.65 per cent while the rate of death is 1.46 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 18 were males and six females. Of the total deaths so far, 4,422 were males (76.94 per cent) and 1,325 females (23.05 per cent).

A total of 14,611 samples were collected in the last 24 hours. As of Thursday, the number of samples tested in Bangladesh stands at 22,21,369.

Bangladesh detected first coronavirus patient on 8 March and recorded first death on 18 March.

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